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Today I found this and thought that it speaks to all of us:

" I had my own notion of grief.
I thought that it was the sad time
That follows the death of your loved one.
And you had to push through it
To get to the other side.
But I am learning that
There is no other side
There is no pushing through
But rather Absorption. 
Adjustment.  Acceptance.
And grief, it is not, something
That you complete.
But rather you endure.
Grief is not a task to finish
And to move on
But an element of yourself
An alteration of your being
A new way of seeing
A new definition of self."

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That’s an accurate description, for sure!

Almost spot on except the word "endure", grief was a work experience for me ...

That is so perfect Lev. Thank you.  I'm going to share it on facebook.


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